It is essential that policymakers and researchers have access to the latest food security research and policy tools in order to strengthen national and global capacity to respond effectively to food policy challenges. The Food Security Portal, facilitated by IFPRI, has launched a series of new beta tools designed to answer important research and policy questions, including how a country is affected by changes in the global prices of its export and import commodities.
According to Prof Richard Mkandawire, adviser at the Planning and Coordinating Agency of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad), the continent could develop a stronger beneficiated agricultural sector.
While Africa's cities are growing exponentially, Africans are leaving rural areas in their droves because they can no longer make a living from farming. CNN's Catriona Davies speaks to Estherine Lisinge-Fotabong on NEPAD's response to this phenomenon.
Action Aid Nigeria (AAN), a right-based organisation that is committed to poverty eradication, recently in Abuja began a crucial process of getting the Federal Government to respect its pledge to implement CAADP.
The FFI is an opportunity for African representatives of key government, industry, NGO's and civic organizations to meet and combine resources and work together to foster flour fortification through a country- centered approach.